Helping Those Who Receive The Calls For Hope For St. Jude Hospital Radiothon
Casper's Townsquare Media radio stations have been asking for your help to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which provides care for kids with cancer.
Anne DeWire of Denver coordinates the behind-the-scenes efforts to help the stations raise the money for the Memphis, Tenn., hospital that serves about 7,800 patients from around the world a day.
"Throughout the country we have radiothons with a bunch of different stations," DeWire said Friday.
"So what we do is we come in as a St. Jude rep, and we get volunteers, and they are on the phones," she said. "And we ask everybody on air to become a "partner in hope." And what that is is $20 monthly on a credit card to donate to St. Jude's."
The hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962. It's fundraising arm is the American Lebanese Syrian Charities.
For the past two days, DeWire has been working with and encouraging the volunteers, while the on-air personalities share the stories of hardship and hope from the parents and children helped by the hospital.
"Throughout the day I'll be giving on-air St. Jude tips," DeWire said. "I'm kind of like their cheerleader, I'm kind of like, 'hey guys, you're doing great; we're partners in hope, the phones are ringing,' and kind of just back them up as well.
To contribute to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, call 800-345-HOPE (4673).